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Upgrading distro broke wireless, getting SIOCSIFFLAGS: Operation not permitted
iwconfig eth0 essid mynetname
ifconfig eth0 up
SIOCSIFFLAGS: Operation not permitted
There doesn't seem to be anything relevant on the forums, but google of the "Operation not permitted" error gives me one useful looking page. This page suggests I check the permissions of the file dev/net/tun. This file indeed wasn't readable/writeable by the user, so I changed the permissions to 666 (and tried with 777), but this doesnt change the result.
To be honest I'm not sure why it would, since one only runs ifconfig as root, so I wouldnt have expected user permissions to be relevant.
I fear I have reached the edge of my ability, so any help would be greatfully recieved.
Thanks for taking the time to read this
Upgrading distro broke wireless, getting SIOCSIFFLAGS: Operation not permitted RESOLVED
eth0 was already up....
I think that qualifies as a very special kind of stupid, to not think of that...
quite why I couldnt ping before, if the interface was up, I'm not sure. Perhaps it was the
Sorry if I've wasted anyone's time